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Vannie Rickman

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Vannie M. Rickman, 89, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by her loving family.


She was born in Floyd County on May 14, 1923 to the late George W. and Margaret (Hunt) Lewis.


A hardworking woman her entire life, Vannie ran two restaurants in Betsy Layne, and a residential care facility in Washington Court House, Ohio. She also worked as assembler at Norse Industries in Wayne, Mi. Her greatest joy, however, was caring for and cooking for her family. She was an excellent cook and baker, and won several blue ribbons for her pies and for her beautiful hand-sewn quilts.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Rickman; daughter Georgia M. Rickman; brothers Harold, Mack, Joe Wheeler, and Rudolph Lewis; sisters Myrtle Krisley, Callie Lewis, Amma Jackson, and Bonnie Spears; daughters-in-law Diane Mussio Rickman and Norma Goble; beloved grandsons Clarence “Bub” W. Goble, Jr. and Ronald Lee Morgan; and her beloved great-grandsons, Gary Lee Adkins, Jr., Charles David Crum, and Thomas Clifford Crum.


Vannie is survived by her children, Clarence Wesley Goble and wife Kathy of Harrison County, Ky., Lorine Caldwell and husband Hershel of Mt. Olivet, Ky., Katheryn Dunt of Canal Winchester Ohio, and Jeffrey Rickman and wife Marsha of Pikerington, Ohio; and her dear sister, Mary Wright of Warsaw, In.


She is also survived by her loving “Granny,” “Grandma” and “Mom Mom,” and Pam Vanetta and husband Tony, Chris Goble and wife Gina, Kimberly Bryant and husband Jerry, Mark Goble and wife Paula, Scott Goble and wife Whitney, Theresea Colson and husband Blaine, James Morgan and wife Brenda, Regina Greene and husband Terry, Timothy (Chris) Caldwell, Paula Caldwell-Westmeyer and husband John, Melissa Caldwell, Shane Caldwell, Maria Stevens Catron, Wendy Crum and husband Charles, Brian K. Dunt, Christopher T. Dunt, Scott Dunt, Tonya Black and husband Tony, Daniel Rickman and wife Erin, Taylor Rickman, Rachel Rickman and Hannah Rickman; 31 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren. Vannie is also survived by a host of nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends.


Friends and family will be welcomed at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home of Martin. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Doug Lewis officiating. Christian burial will follow at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel.


Nelson Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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